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International Paralympic Committee and International Federations IPC Website
The IPC acts as the International Federation for 10 sports and have a clear objective to assist these sports towards independence.
World Abilitysport works with the IPC and other federations on helping to grow all of its sports as part of its legacy as a founding member of the Paralympic Games and to meet its mission of developing pathways for athletes with physical impairments to thrive.
The sports under the IPC regularly appear at the World Abilitysport Games, including medal events that are not on the Paralympic programme.
- World Para Swimming
- World Para Athletics
- World Shooting Para Sport
- World Para Powerlifting
- World Para Dance Sports
World Abilitysport also works with a number of other International Federations to support the development of a whole range of Para sports. These include the Paralympic sports of Badminton World Federation, World Taekwondo, the International Table Tennis Union and those not currently at the Paralympics such as the International Federation for Cerebral Palsy Football.
International Organisation of Sports for the Disabled (IOSDs)
The IOSDs are the founding members of the International Paralympic Committee.
There are three IOSDs currently recognised by the IPC, including World Abilitysport
Individually each organisation advocates for, and contributes towards the development of, at least one of the impairment groups represented at the Paralympics.
- World Abilitysport
- International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA)
- Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment Sport (Virtus)
Collectively, the IOSDs work together to promote their important work towards the success of the Paralympic movement and the athletes they support.